Flir thermal cameras get Raymarine ClearCruise Augmented Reality

Ben Stein

Ben Stein

Publisher of, passionate marine electronics enthusiast, 100-ton USCG master.

3 Responses

  1. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    I’m really surprised that this new AR feature hasn’t generated more interest, but I guess that thermal cameras are still considered quite exotic. But in my view, this is a significant step in FLIR’s long effort to make thermal vision more affordable for marine use.

    I have extended experience with FLIR pan/tilt cameras ranging from about $35,000 to $3,500 in cost, and I’m pretty sure that the AR feature will bring the relatively inexpensive (and low resolution) M232 a lot closer in performance to the once-10x-more-expensive model. ClearCruise object detection is also a big deal, and so is Raymarine new ability to overlay the camera field-of-view on a chart (though Furuno somehow figured that out years ago).

    Will marine thermal cams ever hit the “Most boats” unit volume FLIR was eventually hoping for in 2009?

  2. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    David Schmidt does a great job explaining the value of Raymarine ClearCruise AR in Cruising World:

    (But note that FLIR thermal cam AR isn’t included, probably due to magazine print schedules.)

  1. September 26, 2019

    […] above demonstrates not only the ability of CTV to add color to the thermal image but also ClearCruise AR overlaying flags on top of AIS […]

Join the conversation

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *